Lake Lure in Western North Carolina consists of nearly 720 acres and twenty-one miles of shoreline. With a background of tree clad hills and mountains, National Geographic has called Lake Lure one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the world.
You can enjoy a wide variety of water activities, ranging from canoeing and fishing to pleasure boating and water skiing. Both motor and non-motorized boats enjoy the lake.
Set at a resort in the Catskill Mountains, the movie “Dirty Dancing” was actually filmed in Lake Lure in 1986. All of the interior dancing scenes, Baby carrying the watermelon and practicing on the stairs, Johnny’s cabin and the unforgettable “lift” scene in the lake were filmed there. In 2010, Lake Lure decided to celebrate the movie’s legacy with the first Dirty Dancing Festival.
Need a place to stay? Try the Lake Lure Inn… where modern comfort meets historic charm. Designed with leisure in mind, the nostalgic atmosphere of The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa is apparent the moment you enter its historic foyer. Recently restored to its full splendor, the Inn is home to a unique collection of art and antiques, and each of our rooms is furnished with modern amenities for your comfort during your stay.
And just across the street: Welcome to the Beach at Lake Lure. Relax under the sun, float on the water, build sand castles with your children, or picnic with friends and family. These are just a few of the simple pleasures of the Beach at Lake Lure.
I hope you get a chance to visit…I did…and I can’t wait to get back! Discover more here.
Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”